Port Blair, Dec 12: A team of eminent Geologists (retired from the Geological Survey of India) made a presentation on the geological marvels that Andaman and Nicobar Islands hold and that although countries like China, Indonesia, Korea and Japan have Geoparks, India doesn’t have one yet. They also mentioned that though the guidelines mentioned by UNESCO are difficult to follow yet India could perhaps start thinking of declaring one geopark. And that our islands would be a good place to begin with.
The teams of geologists were lead by Dr. Ajit Kumar Mahendra, Retired Director General of Geological Survey of India. The other members of the team were Dr. Satyabrata Guha, Dr. S. V. Satyanarayana, Dr. P.V. Sesharao and Dr. V. Ravikumar.
The discussion was attended by Dr. Jatinder Sohal, Director, IP & T, Dr. N. Somorjit Singh, Head of Office, Anthropological Survey of India, Mr. Sukumar Das, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Forest Department, Mr. Arun Singh, Nature Enthusiast and Founding member of Andaman Avians Club and Mr. Udhay Bhaskar, Star-gazer from Whistlingwoodsandaman.
The vote of thanks was given by Samhita Veda Acharya, Convenor, INTACH A and N Chapter.